The Road to Paradise Island Author:Victoria Holt Victoria Holt, the world's most popular writer of romantic suspense, has created an enthralling new novel that takes us from Victorian England across the windswept seas to the rugged Australian outback and the lushness of the South Pacific. A magnificent tale of a courageous young woman's odyssey to fulfill her destiny, The Road to Paradise Isla... more »nd is Holt at her best, hauntingly alive with love and intrigue, desire and danger that will hold you spellbound.
Raised in the English countryside by their strong-willed grandmother, lovely, vibrant Annalice Mallory and her beloved brother, Philip, have grown up with a passion for travel and exploration, stemming from the family's renowned cartography business. Since childhood, Annalice has been fascinated by the intricacies of map making - a fascination that will lead her to a startling discovery and a journey halway around the world to mystery, peril, and romance.
In a sealed-off room in the Mallory house Annalice finds a timeworn map depicting an unknown spot of land off the Australian coast, the idyllic and gold-laden Paradise Island. With the map is a journal written a century earlier by Annalice's namesake, Ann Alice Mallory, a young woman who died under mysterious circumstances. The journal recounts a chilling tale of love and longing, thwarted by conspiracy, greed... and murder.
Obsessed by her ancestor's tragic story, Annalice shares her discovery with her brother, who takes off in search of the elusive island. But as time passes with no word from Philip, Annalice herself- - as if driven by the unfulfilled spirit of the unfortunate Ann Alice - resolves to follow The Road to Paradise Island on an adventurous quest to find her brother and uncover the truth.« less